3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain


This also introduces a whole new issue to supply chain and the manufacturing process–protection of intellectual property (IP), in the form of the digital files being sent to 3D printers. UPS has already thought about how 3D printing could affect its core business, which involves moving materials in the supply chain. The two companies have jointly opened a facility near the UPS air hub in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 100 industrial 3D printers.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community. Besides Texas—Toyota’s new North American headquarters—other states on the companies’ shortlist are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the potential investment. We do have supply lines in the U.S. What supply chain risks do you see?


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What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chainThe post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect.

KFC Ran Out of Chicken! What Supply Chain Lessons Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out McDonald’s Supply Chain Challenge: Switching from Frozen to Fresh Burgers! There’s another unfortunate entry in the annals of Supply Chain failures that burst into the wider world of business and pop culture: More than half of the UK’s Kentucky Fried Chicken stores recently closed because they ran out of chicken! Of course modern Supply Chains are complex. What Supply Chain Lessons Can We Learn? Subscribe Here!

Why Can’t The Supply Chain Get Rid of Abuse?

Material Handling and Logistics

Let’s stop buying products where labor abuse exists in the supply chain. In the mineral supply chain, particularly in mining gold, children have been injured and killed in mining accidents in smaller scale mines in China, Mali, Tanzania and the Philippines. Horrific working conditions endured by children farming tobacco in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia were reported in January of this year by Human Rights Watch.

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Kroger ‘Journey of the Roses’ Showcases an Innovative Sustainable Supply Chain

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Kroger's proud tradition of producing the Kentucky Derby Garland of Roses begins at a Rainforest Alliance-certified farm

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented global supply chain disruptions, impacting the flow of parts and finished goods around the world. At the same time, supply chain disruptions resulted in shortages of vital parts and components, and retailers such as grocery stores faced challenges keeping items like toilet paper, hand soap and sanitizer and disinfecting wipes on their shelves. Build flexible supply networks to minimize the risk of disruption.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. But, in this article, our focus for supply chain compliance touches on the importance of barcode and labeling requirements. Labels and Supplies. A compliant barcode is just the first step to supply chain compliance. Kentucky.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of May 26, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

US Logistics Infrastructure May Better than Thought, Oil Prices Inevitably Headed Down, New Kentucky Aluminum Plant Coming because of Right to Work, HP Instant Ink Program Leverages IoT, More

[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing


As explained in a Next level Purchasing Association Whitepaper , the next level of procurement trends in the supply chain is going to focus on how technology improvements in speed, reliability, and accessibility can be leveraged to benefit the supply chain. Ultimately, modern manufacturers and supply chain entities do not have any risk in using these newer technologies to improve procurement process.

Talent is the Future of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain @ MIT

Master’s students from the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network presented their thesis projects to supply chain professionals and the MIT community on January 22, 2014. You would think that issues like cost reductions, customer service levels and fuel prices would top the list of things that keeps distribution, transportation and supply chain managers up at night.

Shoemaker Named Presenter for Reliable Plant 2020 Conference


Donald Shoemaker, Vice President Engineering & Consulting Services for Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, has been selected to present a paper at the upcoming Reliable Plant 2020 conference in Louisville, KY. The conference, to be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville, is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! Navigating the complexity of the global supply chain as a procurement professional can sometimes feel like taking a walk through the Amazon without a compass, or entering into outer space without an oxygen tank. SpendMatters Supply Chain Dive Supply Chain Digital Art of Procurement (Podcast). Subscribe Here!

Amazon Continues to Take on Logistics


Amazon has recently revealed its plan to establish its own worldwide air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport. The 40 Prime Air cargo planes the company is currently leasing to transport packages between its own warehouses and facilities will be eventually operating at the new cargo hub, wherein more than 20,000 new jobs are also expected to be created, joining its already 10,000 Kentucky-based workforce. Supply Chain Goals.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. The ‘last mile’ is a key piece of the supply chain that directly touches customers and has traditionally been fraught with manual paper-based processes. As reported in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, it appears that “Amazon’s robot army is finally falling into place,” with deployments at warehouses in California, Kentucky, Texas, and others. I’m guessing it’s summer.

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

Probabilistic Forecasting - a Primer


Understanding and employing this relatively simple principle can take your forecasting and supply chain planning from ‘good to great’. For example: the horse “Secretariat” will win the Kentucky Derby. In the world of supply chain planning, this kind of prediction is called a ‘single number’ forecast. When supply plans or safety stocks are based on wrong assumptions about demand uncertainty, targets go unmet and supply chains go into firefighting mode.

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough


Her social savvy resulted in demand outweighing supply. The growing company began selling clothes under its own name, it procured a distribution center in Kentucky, and venture capitalists started to take notice—leading to at least $40 million in funding. Supply vs. demand: What we can learn from Nasty Gal. That’s especially true for the supply chain. Logistics and the supply chain should augment that strategy, not take away from it.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

We are excited to extend our improved distribution model to the Northeast because it will provide quicker service to our large retailers and benefit consumers in this key market,” said Dave Swihart, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain, ScottsMiracle-Gro. “In Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq.

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Carhartt

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. Carhartt ships all customer and consumer orders from a single facility in Western Kentucky that features two drop lots and several satellite yards.

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

was too far from the auto maker’s factories in Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Texas and from its engineering center in Ann Arbor, Mich., In all, about 3,000 workers from California and 1,000 from Kentucky will transfer to Texas. Some 250 purchasing employees will be shifted to Michigan from Kentucky. Location Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategy ToyotaDiscussion Questions: Carefully read the following article.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Not huge, but it’s only going to grow – the planned 210 acre Amazon airport in Kentucky will support up to 200 flights daily. The lion’s share of the fourteen jobs requiring over ten years of experience are either technology related, like a principal machine learning scientist, or international freight, whether it’s a EU Supply Chain Program manager, a senior intermodal manager, or a principal for Amazon Global Logistics’ (AGL) cross-border unit.

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31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Supply chain risks are reduced. As delivery speed is increasingly important, closer proximity to consumers, supply chain expediency, and convenience of doing business become priorities. Of those, General Electric brought 1,900 jobs to New York, Ohio, and Kentucky to produce industrial batteries, lightbulbs, and appliances. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

project44 Launches the Next Generation of its Supply Chain Visibility and Connectivity Platform. billion to build a large air cargo hub in northern Kentucky. I believe we are currently between Stage 2 and Stage 4 in many supply chain and logistics areas. 3PL Robots Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems 3Gtms Amazon C.H. Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles.

Doing Business in Spain


state of Kentucky. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. The supply chain infrastructure in Spain is strong due to its robust transportation and communications systems. Spain has served as a global model of freedom and human rights since the peaceful transition to democracy after former Head of State and dictator Francisco Franco’s death in 1975.

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Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. . Shippers should check with individual supply chain partners to see if they are online. . Kentucky . The state of Kentucky has had a “Healthy At Home” order on the books since March 23. If shipping to or from Kentucky, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. . Shippers could face some supply chain difficulty in Maryland. .

The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

It is also my go-to example when I try to explain supply chain and logistics to my kids. “Do For example, here’s a description from a 2001 profile of Kroger’s food supply chain published by Louisville Business First : The frozen food portion of the order is assembled at 6:30 a.m. We need the ability to make smarter decisions faster,” is what supply chain executives tell me.

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware. If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. Kentucky. However, when currently shipping to or from Kentucky, you should ensure your supply chain partners are operational. Ensure that supply chain partners are online before conducting business in the state.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware.??? . If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight.?? . Kentucky ? . shipping to or from Kentucky,?you ensure your supply chain partners?are Ensure that supply chain partners are online before?conducting Shippers should check with supply chain partners when doing business in Michigan.?? .

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba


Amazon has 27 airplanes and 258 supply chain facilities in the United States. Global supply chains responded quickly – over 200,000 spinners were available from Alibaba retailers and upwards of 8,000 sellers on Amazon. Amazon airplanes then whisk them via the future Amazon hub in Kentucky to the local FBA distribution center in Lakeland, Florida, before delivery in Miami Beach overnight…by an Amazon delivery man. The Logistics of Fidget Spinners.

The Ecommerce Effect on Warehouse Operations | Reduce Warehouse Cost With Energy Efficient Technology | The Amazon and Walmart Standard


The next worker in the chain will be able to correctly prepare the unloading arrangements. billion air hub investment in Kentucky. The middle mile is said to be the most expensive part of the supply chain. Those involved in supply chain & logistics operations must research ways to decrease costs and become more efficient to meet rising speed demands. Online Shopping is Changing the Way Warehouses Operate.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment


Louisville, Kentucky. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis is a staple in supply chain operations because of its central location and proximity to Chicago. As the supply chain enters a new era—an era entrenched in digitization, innovation, the “now economy,” and the “sharing economy”—operations have to change to keep pace with increasing consumer demands. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers.

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum


supply chain, have forced manufacturers to consider reshoring a large portion of the production”. In response to Walmart’s reshoring efforts, General Electric is producing domestically made lightbulbs for the chain. The company has also moved manufacturing of washing machines, refrigerators, and water heaters from China to Kentucky. Making Waves. Walmart has announced that it plans to add 1 million jobs to the United States by investing $250 billion in U.S.-manufactured

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Knowing these timelines is crucial to supply chain planning. But knowing the general breakdown of crop production, state by state, can help your supply chain roll with the punches. The Golden State is an invaluable resource to the domestic food supply chain. Kentucky. Agriculture plays a major role in Kentucky’s gross domestic product contribution. Tennessee is a mountainous state with varied ranges of the Appalachian chain.